A couple of summers ago, I did a whole tutorial series on knitting
Lace. Now that we have better video equipment, I’ve made a video to
expand on some of the information I covered – specifically, how to read a
If you’re new to lace or mystified by charts in general, this (twenty
minute!) video takes you through everything you need to know to get
going. It’s not just lace specific, either – though lace comes with its
own set of interesting features. Since the video is HD quality, you can
watch it in fullscreen mode to get a high-quality closer look – and even
pause and knit along if you’d like.
Read more to see the video!
Welcome to the first lace class! In this introduction, I go over the very basics: what is lace, what is lace yarn, and how to select the right yarn for a project. A new video will be posted each Thursday. …
Your questions are answered!
Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be
posting the videos for Demystifying Lace, class 2. This class will be
all about how to prepare and handle the yarn, and it’ll be in three
segments. It’s a long one this time!
Before then, I wanted to go over some questions that have been in the
comments. This class has had such a great response that I’ve been
answering the questions in emails – if you asked a question on the last
class post, check your email! I get pretty confused trying to read
through a thread of comments that long to find answers, and I don’t
expect you to wade through either
But, for the benefit of everyone here, these are some of the
questions I recieved in the comments and my answers to them!
Q: I have a question about blocking. When
you block an object and then wash it for
the first time, do you have to block it on the blocking boards again or
spread it out to dry like normal?
As promised, here is your second installment of the Demystifying Lace
class! It’s in 3 short segments so you get a breather in there.
Hello again! In this installment of Demystifying Lace, I’ll tell you why
getting gauge isn’t really all that important, basics of casting on for
different types of lace, and give a quick primer on the holeyest of
stitches, the yarn over!
Click ‘Read More…” to see the answers to some questions I got in last week’s class comments.
And now, on to this week’s lengthy lessons, all four of them! Even though these
videos are pretty long, I feel like I really only skimmed over the
techniques – so if you have questions, ask away.
Ever wondered what those weird symbols mean? Tried to make sense of all the grid lines? Welcome to the world of lace charts, which are a stitch-by-stitch representation of a knitted item! I’ll discuss how to read a chart, why …
Sorry for the delay for this class! We had some technical difficulties – ah, gotta love technology
And now for some more info about the stitches. Here are some snapshots
that will help closely illustrate some of the concepts I cover in the
video – directional decreasing, yarnovers, and nupps vs. bobbles.
Click to see the the videos and read more!
So, you’ve knit some lace, and it looks like a big pile of holey
cheese. Now what? Where’s that gorgeous shawl pictured in the pattern
There’s only one way to see the true beauty of what you’ve made. Block it!
this video, I go over all the tools you’ll need for the job. I’ve also
included our existing tutorial on blocking with Lace Blocking wires. I
had planned on photographing the process as well this week, but time was
not on my side! I will post some next week. Do you have any questions
about blocking, or have blocking before-and after stories and photos to
share? I’d love to hear from you!
Now, without further ado, let me introduce you to the most fun and magical part of lace knitting.
Lace is one of those things that can be pretty intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be! Join me as we explore the wonderful world of lace yarn. Fabulously fine, lace yarns are a lot more versatile than you might …